breeding question? Sex links

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Mtn Cur, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. Mtn Cur

    Mtn Cur Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, I know you can't breed sex links and expect the next run sex linked. But does egg production slow down if you were to breed? I don't care about color, but I do care about production of eggs. Does anyone have experience on the second breeding or have heard about someone doing so.

    I have read about the "dead end sex links" in magazines, and they make it sound like they can't reproduce at all.
     
  2. MrChicken207

    MrChicken207 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that depends, are you breeding sex link hens to sex link roosters? or are you breeding the hens to a rooster of a different breed (like a parent breed of the sex link) I would think that if you breed s-l to s-l, you'd get a buffet of different genetic traits, including the once-a week-layer, as well as possibly a once-a-day layer. If you used a layer strain of BR or a production red rooster, you'd still get a variety of traits, but I don't think that it would be as great of a variety. that's IMHO, since I've never tried any of this.
     
  3. Mtn Cur

    Mtn Cur Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah it would be sl to sl. Thats all I got right now. Although it would be easy to pick up a rir or br rooster.
     
  4. briteday

    briteday Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sl to sl gives you mutts, various varieties and mixes of the genes in both of the parent stock breeds. Most sex links are a red rooster to a silver gene hen.
     

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